Fitness Tips for Busy Parents #StreamTeam


When you’re a busy parent, finding time to exercise can be difficult.  My typical week is filled with very early wake-ups, long work days, homework with my son, keeping up with the household chores, and a few unhealthy fast-food meals when things get especially hectic.  I know this isn’t doing my long-term health any favors and I’m anxiously awaiting the weather to … [Read more...]

New Year’s Organizing With The Brother P-touch Label Maker #sponsored #MC


  I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Have you ever bought something you didn’t know you really needed, only to wonder how you ever got along without it?  That’s exactly how I feel about the Brother … [Read more...]

Polar Vortex of Funk- Winter Marches On


Hopefully by now everyone is thawed out from last week’s Polar Vortex.  You would think living in the South, the cold air that we got wouldn’t be all that bad, but even though we didn’t see any snow, the temperatures were pretty brutal.   We had some trouble with our water pipes for two days, and let me tell you, THAT was for the birds!  I had to fill up our … [Read more...]

One Easy Way to Protect Your Identity- #IDSafetySeason


#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Fellowes. This could include the Fellowes providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The holidays may be coming to an end, but protecting your identity is something you should be vigilant about all throughout the year.  This is something I make a point to stay on top of … [Read more...]

Reading Fair 2013


This year our school’s reading fair sort of ran right smack into the holiday season, so I haven’t really had a chance to sit down and recap it until now.  This was a real learning experience for me because this is the first time I have had so much participation from the students.  This was done on a much larger scale than I was used to at my previous school, and other … [Read more...]



  Happy New Year!   I wish I could tell you I rang in the new year with some exciting, amazing party, but this is how it went down at our house: Subway sandwiches and watching cheesy New Years Eve countdowns on TV.  Speaking of which, I don’t know if I’m just showing my age or what, but none of those shows were really exciting to me this year.  In … [Read more...]



E.B. has a cough and his voice became really hoarse on Christmas Day.  I started feeling yucky Friday after a trip to the store.  I’ve lived in Mississippi long enough to know that my self-diagnosis of The Delta Crud was happening, so yesterday E.B. and I headed off to the doctor.  We had a 2 hour wait to be seen, so we took along our Kindle Fires and played … [Read more...]

Instagram For Windows Phone= Yay For Me!


I know the “it” phone to have is an iPhone or an Android, but when it comes to cell phones, the Windows Phone has had my heart for over four years now and all the free iPhones in the world would never make me switch.  I have seriously been pleased with this phone, except for one thing.  The Windows Phone didn’t have Instagram.  That was my only beef with this … [Read more...]

Home-Ec Pizza


Back when I was in junior high school, we basically had four choices when it came to class electives.  Band (tried that and it didn’t stick), Art (I am sooo not artsy), Industrial Arts (which was basically a fancy name for “shop”, and none of the girls would be caught dead taking that), and Home Economics.  Naturally, Home Ec won out.  We had a great teacher who … [Read more...]

The Day After Christmas


Another Christmas holiday is in the books.  We had a wonderful Christmas with our family and Santa was very, very good to E.B.  So good, in fact, that  it’s almost impossible to tear him away from all of his gifts.  Especially his new computer and headset for the Xbox. Today I am tackling a mountain of laundry and trying to clean up the house and find a … [Read more...]